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Re: Chinese characters support

From: Kai Großjohann
Subject: Re: Chinese characters support
Date: Sat, 10 May 2003 18:45:34 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.1002 (Gnus v5.10.2) Emacs/21.3.50 (gnu/linux)

Charles Muller <address@hidden> writes:

> Kai wrote:
>> Then I typed M-x view-hello-file RET.  This showed me some Chinese
>> (and Japanese, and Korean) characters.  If you see empty boxes
>> instead of the Chinese characters, then some fonts are missing.
> I should be pointed out, nonetheless, that it is a bad idea to cite
> the hello file as an example of international script functionality,
> since it is set in an encoding that virtually no one ever uses (at
> least in the CJK world),

Really?  The HELLO file shows characters from a lot of different
encodings, and if used as such, then it is quite useful.

> and it is quite often the case that that file will display fine
> despite the fact that CJK won't work in utf-8

There are known problems with CJK support in UTF-8, but the situation
has improved greatly in the development version of Emacs.

> or native East Asian encodings. 

Can you cite examples?  I have had no problem with gb2312 and Chinese
characters, at least.  Others routinely use Shift-JIS and EUC-JP for
Japanese, I gather.

> Someone should either get rid of that file or save it in a relevant
> encoding.

The file is in a relevant encoding: it's the encoding used by Emacs
internally.  (Or rather, an encoding close to the internal encoding.)

This fact has its disadvantages, but it also has advantages.
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